How Often Should You Clean Your Roof?

Your roof plays a big part in keeping your home protected from the elements. Since it does so much for you, the least you could do is keep it clean. To protect your home, you have to consider how often you should clean your roof in order to keep it in good condition.

How Often Should You Clean Your Roof?

Factors That Go Into Deciding How Often You Should Clean Your Roof:

  • Precipitation: If you live in an area where it rains a lot, your roof takes more of a beating and could benefit from a cleaning more often since more rainfall makes for more moss and bacteria.
  • Shade Levels: If there a lot of trees around your home and your roof is shaded more often than not, moss and mold could grow faster on your shingles or tiles, warranting more roof cleanings.
  • Amount of Leaves and Debris: The more leaves that fall onto your roof, the more area fungi and moss have to grow. More frequent cleanings can prevent this kind of growth.
  • Harsh Weather: If your home gets hit with heavy snow or harsh winds or rain, it should be cleaned more often to get rid of any debris that fell onto it.

Deciding When To Clean Your Roof:

You should clean your roof at least twice a year to prevent it from becoming damaged, and more often if you deal with any of those conditions we just mentioned.

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